Restaurants at Crossroads Over Aggregators

While demand for delivery remains high, many restaurants are now in the difficult position of choosing between providing consumers with the convenience they have come to expect and running a profitable business. With the return to dine-in and the continuing challenges of today’s labor market, some restaurants are now pulling back their online ordering options to focus on in-store customers, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday (Nov. 28). Yet, as the emergence of new coronavirus variants causes an increase in contagion concerns, and as the arrival of winter makes outdoor dining less feasible, this shift in focus could prove short-sighted.

Darden Restaurants, parent company of a number of popular table-service brands including Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse, as well as The Cheesecake Factory and Dine Brands, parent of Applebee’s and IHOP, were among those reported to be turning away from their digital off-premises ordering businesses to focus on dine-in. Additionally,

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Vote now for the best new hotels, restaurants and attractions of 2021

As we begin to wrap up the year, we’re taking time to look back at all the new hotels, attractions and restaurants that opened this year. Our editors partnered with a panel of 10Best contributors to nominate their top picks for the Best New Restaurant, Best New Attraction, Best New Theme Park Attraction and Best New Hotel.

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Best New Attraction

From museums and performance spaces to skate parks and water parks, travelers were treated to a host of new attractions this past year. With the help of a panel of travel experts, we combed the country for the best new attractions of the year, and now we need you to help us select the 10 best.

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